arisaema hybrids

Barry Yinger asiatica at NNI.COM
Mon May 24 19:54:32 CEST 2004

Arisaema serratum is now, taxonomically speaking, ten gallons of water
in a one gallon bucket.  Some authors include most of the species with
a club-shaped spadix from Siberia through Korea and Japan as variants
of this species.  Furthermore, there is a proposal that serratum itself
is a subspecies of amurense.  If we accept this treatment, some
ecologically and morphologically distinctive species such as mayebarae
and takedae will have no significant taxonomic status at all.  This is
wrong and I hope that our best and brightest will do something about
it.  Otherwise you will need to buy labels 2 feet long to accommodate
the genus,species, subspecies, variety and forma for some very
distinctive species.


On May 24, 2004, at 1:38 PM, Tony Avent wrote:

> Barry:
>         Glad to know that others are also crossing arisaema.  Is A.
> takedai now
> lumped as a synonym of A. serratum?

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